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Baby bump hats, good or bad?

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somanyquestions2018 Sat 18-May-19 13:21:57

Recently I bought my nearly 9 month old boy a bump hat. It's like a helmet but soft. I have added a picture in case you don't know what I am banging on about!

It's designed to protect a baby's head whilst they are learning to get on their feet! It's saved my boy a few nasty looking falls and I feel more confident in letting him explore and manoeuvre adventurously.

My sister is a mother too and doesn't like it. She thinks it could be bad for him. She said he needs to learn without it. I have been trying to give him time away from it now and again but much prefer it on!

What do you think? Good? Or bad?

Teddybear45 Sat 18-May-19 13:25:08

Bad. Learning how to walk needs to come with knocks and falls; it’s one of the earliest ways a child will build resiliency. You’re overprotecting him to the point of harming his development in my opinion.

HoustonBess Sat 18-May-19 13:25:20


You're communicating to him that the world is a dangerous scary place and he's not responsible for learning to take care in it. Plus it looks daft.

Take steps to protect him from the worst sharp edges/corners etc in your home that could really cause damage but within a few months he'll learn to watch out for himself.

This is almost literally wrapping your child in cotton wool.

Hoppinggreen Sat 18-May-19 13:26:41

Awful, might as well bubble wrap him

meow1989 Sat 18-May-19 13:29:08

I think it's another company who have found a way to make money off of anxious parents by selling them something that they dont need.

DrinkSangriaInThePark Sat 18-May-19 13:30:58

If you want your child to be laughed at, and for everyone to think you're crazy, go ahead! Sorry but... What???!

mynameiscalypso Sat 18-May-19 13:31:37

I'm a bit disappointed that this thread isn't about hats for a baby bump.

somanyquestions2018 Sat 18-May-19 13:31:48

Thank you!

I'm all for honest advice when I am doing the wrong thing and this is my first (practice) child.

I'm not a very logical person and really did think I was doing the right thing!

Don't know what to do with them now. I would say I could give them to the charity shop but the. I suppose that's spreading the problem?

TrickyKid Sat 18-May-19 13:31:56

These are for children that have fits so they don't get head injuries!

DameSylvieKrin Sat 18-May-19 13:32:31

Bad. Falling over is important. You have to work on your ‚confidence‘ rather than buying a product. See the doctor if you have anxiety, don’t let it hold your child back developmentally.

DameSylvieKrin Sat 18-May-19 13:33:29

Xpost. And I also clicked on this expecting sun hats for pregnant bellies.

somanyquestions2018 Sat 18-May-19 13:34:38

😂 maybe I could remodel it into a hat 🎩 for a pregnant 🤰 belly 🤔

SpamChaudFroid Sat 18-May-19 13:35:19

I thought this thread was going to be about a trend for hats designed to be worn on a pregnancy bump blush

LoafofSellotape Sat 18-May-19 13:35:23

I would've bought one for ds 18 years ago when he was small. He didn't want to learn how to walk he wanted to run immediately,he was a nightmare ! He's still got an indent on his forehead after a particularly bad knock. He sort of walked head first so his balance was all over the place,never known a kid like it and we had numerous GP/ hospital visits.

Not necessary for normal kids though just my holy terrorgrin

Teddybear45 Sat 18-May-19 13:35:30

Donate them to the hospital. They might have a use with them for sick children.

itsboiledeggsagain Sat 18-May-19 15:38:00

Them! You bought more than one?
Even weirder!

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